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Top Ten News Items on Health, 18th May 2018

Senate explains N57.15b vote for basic healthcare in 2018 budget. DR Congo Ebola outbreak spreads to Mbandaka city. FG Signs MoU With UNICEF On Therapeutic Food. Federal hospitals remain locked, as FG, JOHESU negotiation deadlock again. Codeine: Emzor to support treatment, rehabilitation of drug addicts. Nigerian nurses launch Africa’s 1st TV project. Don’t reject gunshot victims, Lagos CP warns hospitals. Cross River […]

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Top Ten News Items on Health, 11th May 2018

New Ebola outbreak declared in Democratic Republic of the Congo. Nigeria declares end to Lassa fever outbreak. WHO cholera vaccine drive targets 2 million people in Nigeria, 4 others. U.S. govt supports Nigeria with $90 million for HIV survey. We’re still manufacturing, Emzor says; disputes NAFDAC closure. Health Workers Strike: Meeting deadlocked as JOHESU expects new govt offer. Bayelsa enrols 80,000 […]

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Top Ten News Items on Health, 04 May 2018

Sweet Sweet Codeine – inside Nigeria’s deadly cough syrup trade. FG bans production, importation of codeine-containing syrups. National Assembly to allocate 1% CRF to Primary Healthcare. 170,000 Nigerians to Participate in the World’s Largest HIV/AIDS Survey. Adewole: We’re Working to End Health Sector Strike Soon. 2019: Nigerian doctors discuss how to make electorates prioritise health. WHO Calls for More Resources, Cross […]

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Top Ten News Items on Health, 27th April 2018

UNICEF: 4.3m Nigerian Children Miss out on Vaccinations Every Year. UNFPA: $10m Annual Budgetary Allocation to Family Planning, Poor. World Malaria Day: WHO urges Nigeria, others to boost investments in malaria control. Nigerian govt approves licensing, commercialisation of anti-sickle cell drug. FG launches disease surveillance project in wake of Ebola. Nigerian health workers strike will end soon – Minister. HIV prevalence […]

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Top Ten News Items on Health, 20th April 2018

Expert calls for men’s inclusion in family planning advocacy. Nigeria’s Lassa fever cases decline to lowest level in four months – NCDC. FG, BVGH Conduct Needs Assessment on Cancer in 15 Hospitals. Health workers’ strike cripples activities in hospitals nationwide. Ibom Specialist Hospital records first neuro surgery. Bauchi Plans To Establish Health Contributory Mgt Agency. Only 3 out of 34 […]

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Top Ten News Items on Health, 13th April 2018

At 2nd THISDAY Healthcare Policy Dialogue, Leaders Task Nigeria on Universal Coverage. 21 million Nigerians to be protected against Yellow Fever in 2018 – FG. Ministry Calls for Inclusion of 1% from Consolidated Revenue Fund in Health Sector. Maternal Mortality: Aisha Buhari Calls For Support From Private Sector Stakeholders. WHO Commends NCDC Efforts on Disease Control. Osinbajo Inaugurates Abia’s Tele-Health […]

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Top Ten News Items on Health, 6th April 2018

Osinbajo says all Nigerians must have access to health insurance scheme. NHIS delists 23 HMOs, grants 34 provisional nod. NHIS chief denies investing scheme’s N25 billion fund on securities. FMC Umuahia Places 30 Persons under Surveillance as Lassa Kills Doctor. NCDC and State Surveillance Teams Meet In Kano To Evaluate Response To Disease Outbreaks In Nigeria. INTERVIEW: Why U.S. is […]

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Top Ten News Items on Health, 30th March 2018

Meningitis, not ‘strange disease’, killed eight in Kano – Official. 559 hospitalised in Bauchi cholera outbreak—MSF. Experts accede to impressive progress by Nigeria’s Polio Eradication programme. Nigerian govt. deploys 1,335 basic midwives to PHCs across Nigeria- Official. Emerhor, chairman UITH board unveils plans for hospital. Healthcare: Abia introduces prepaid cards for citizens. Obaseki Inaugurates Committee, maps out strategies to combat malnutrition. Sokoto […]

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Top Ten News Items on Health, 23rd March 2018

Nigerian govt inaugurates committee on basic healthcare fund. Bill Gate, Dangote sign MoU with 6 governors on immunisation fund. Own the fight against HIV/AIDS, U.S. urges Nigeria. NSIA to invest N6.1bn in LUTH, AKTH, FMC Umuahia. Nigeria’s locally-produced vaccines ready ‘within the next 3 – 4 years’. Homegrown alternatives to beat malnutrition. NMA introduce doctors’ stamp to remove quacks. FG mobilizes 1,586 […]

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Top Ten News Items on Health, 16th March 2018

302,096 tuberculosis cases undetected in Nigeria – NTBLCP. NCDC, WAHO simulates Yellow fever outbreak. Minister of Health inaugurates Isolation Unit, other projects at FMC Keffi. Declare emergency in health sector, Senate urges FG. NAFDAC operatives seize 33 containers of Tramadol. Lagos state to begin health insurance scheme. Yaba Psychiatric Hospital: 110 years of restoring hope to mentally ill patient. Oyo shuts […]

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Top Ten News Items on Health, 9th March 2018

WHO earmarks $178 million on health issues in Nigeria for 2 years. Osinbajo, GAVI delegation discuss Nigeria’s healthcare system. Experts call for legal framework, improved funding for sector. Ex-Speaker Etteh, others inaugurated as board chairpersons. NHIS gets new Governing Council. FG inaugurates committee to review Nigeria Herbal Pharmacopoeia. Oyewole Tomori, eight other scientists enlisted to tackle infectious diseases. Bauchi enacts four laws […]

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Top Ten News Items on Health, 2nd March 2018

Lassa fever cases rise to 317 –NCDC. NMA locks down all health facilities in Kogi. UNICEF revs up efforts to save over 17m Nigerian children from stunting. N10 billion not missing from NHIS coffers – Yusuf. Interview: Why Nigerian health workers are vulnerable during disease outbreaks – Health Minister. Nigeria gets WHO-prequalification for lab test kits. Meningitis kills 7 in Katsina, […]

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Top Ten News Items on Health, 23rd February 2018

ECOWAS opens Regional Centre for Surveillance and Disease Control in Abuja. Nigeria ranked 11th highest on newborn deaths —UNICEF Report. National Hospital receives second cancer treatment machine. Meningitis kills four in Niger. Nigerian govt., medical doctors disagree on implementation of National Health Act. NACA Thumbs up Bayelsa for Establishing AIDS, Tuberculosis, Malaria Research Centre. Okowa launches health insurance scheme. Health Insurance Scheme: […]

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Top Ten News Items on Health, 16 February 2018

Over 90% of Nigerians not captured by NHIS. Nigerian medical council inducts 249 foreign trained graduates. Malnutrition of Children Under Five Years Worsens, Says UNICEF. WHO moves to contain Nigeria’s Lassa fever outbreak. Senate unveils road map to tackle drug abuse. Reps Pass Bill To Amend Orthopedic Hospital Board Act. Kogi: 70,000 children targeted for immunisation against measles. Bill to Prohibit Foreign […]